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Original Creation

Ash and Jessica

Boof 24 Mar 2021

This was a really good challenge! I've never painted horses or people before so I'm happy with how this turned out! This is painted from a picture of my cousin and her horse. It was a real bravery test and I'm kicking myself for doing it on a dollar store canvas...
My biggest beef is with how the mane and tail turned out. On the other hand, I am very pleased with my cousins hair, her jeans, and the face of her horse.
Thank you two inch brush!! This is I think maybe my 15th(?) oil painting ever. Never thought possible!



Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Horse and girl are just perfect and that in a well overthought scenery.
An A+++ painting Boof!

Amazing to turn out a painting like this first time!


Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

Great job!I dont know which I like most,the horse or the rider..One is majestic,other mysterious.Cheers,P

Wow thank you so much everyone!


Dang boof!! Fantastic job! The hair immediately stood out to me. You did a fantastic job on her braid. I can’t believe this is your first horse and person! Great job!

Also - I’ve been there with the dollar store canvas regret! I have a painting that is a dollar store canvas with 2 bad paintings underneath thick layers of gesso that my husband loves and insisted on hanging even though it’s a terrible canvas with bumps on it.

Thank you! Haha Lillikins when I first found canvases at the dollar store I was like a kid in a candy shop!! I always feel more relaxed when I paint on them because in the back of my mind its like "meh, if it looks weird the canvas was only a buck" lol. And then those paintings end up looking really good because i follow my heart more! And husbands are funny!! Mine did the same thing with this old piece of plywood i had painted on. I was going to throw it out but he insisted on having it! Silly men. My next painting will be for him but i'm doing it on a $25 canvas 🙈😅

If it helps to take the pressure off just remember - if it’s a total flop then you can just use gesso! A few layers of quality gesso and it’s as good as new.

Thanks! I've never used gesso before, but i will definitely keep that in mind!

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